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Meet the VP of Advancement

Thank you for your interest in Duchesne Academy. The Advancement Team at Duchesne is comprised of passionate individuals who demonstrate a visible commitment to advancing the mission of Sacred Heart education in Omaha. With a priority to engage as many individuals and families as possible while building deep and meaningful relationships, we want to meet you and help you get involved. We hope our website will make it simple and convenient to learn about Duchesne and best determine where you fit.

The philanthropic support of our generous benefactors including current and past parents, alumnae, and friends has played a critical role in helping the school thrive. From a gift to the Duchesne Fund, to a multi-year pledge, to a capital effort, we rely greatly on the generosity of our loyal community. Below is an overview of the many opportunities that exist to financially support Duchesne Academy:

Duchesne Fund – helps support the operating costs of maintaining our historic building in addition to providing much-needed financial support to students who would not otherwise be able to attend Duchesne

Major Gifts – sometimes considered anchor gifts, are often accompanied by naming opportunities and have the potential to make a significant, transformational impact on Duchesne in addition to securing its future

Philippine Duchesne Heritage Society – this planned giving program offers a wonderful opportunity to secure the future of Duchesne by including the school in your long-range financial plans

Scholarships – help offset the cost of tuition by providing assistance to students who meet financial and/or academic requirements; 

Sophie Society – supports an endowed fund to secure the stability and growth of faculty salaries so we may continue to attract and retain the most superb and innovative educators

Whatever the size of your gift or however you choose to give, your involvement will make a lasting impact. Duchesne is pleased to offer online giving — a fast, convenient, user-friendly way to make an online donation to your beloved school. Thank you for supporting Duchesne Academy.

Katie Risch Bakhit A94
Vice President of Advancement